Know About Max Scherzer; Eyes, Stats, Wife, Age, Salary, Trade

Published Date: 20 Jun, 2019 Updated date: 20 Jun, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Few players have an attractive contract clause, and Max Scherzer, age 34 is one of them. After signing a multi-million contract with his new MLB team back in 2015, he is set to receive an additional $150,000 in 2019 if he becomes the MVP of the League Championship Series.

American professional baseball pitcher, Max Scherzer plays for MLB team, Washington Nationals. He is the recipient of the sixth time All-Star honors for a consecutive five years from 2013 to 2018.

Max Scherzer Bio & Family

The player was born as Maxwell M. Scherzer on 27 July 1984 in Chesterfield, Missouri to parents, Jan (Shirck) and Brad Scherzer. Max only had one younger brother, Alex, who died from suicide in 2012 summer. He went to Parkway Central High School in his hometown.

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Max stands at the height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.90 m) in height and weighs around 98 kg.

What’s Wrong With Max’s Eyes?

Max is a patient of heterochromia iridium, where the color of his eyes is different. His right eye is blue, and his left eye is brown. The Tigers had distributed a bobblehead doll depicting Scherzer, with the condition correctly portrayed on 12 June 2011. Four years later, the Nationals unveiled a “delightfully creepy” crop of Scherzer’s eyes, accurately described as blue and brown in 2017 Spring.

Career & Salary

Max started his professional MLB career after the Arizona Diamondbacks picked him in the 2006 draft. Almost three years later the team had no option but to trade him to Detroit Tigers on 9 December 2009. In 2014, his salary playing for Tigers was $15.525 million. A year later, the Tigers got a trade deal for Max to Nationals on 21 January 2015.

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A part of his Nationals contract is of seven years worth $222 million today including a signing bonus of $50 million. In early 2015, his contract was reported to be $10 million and $15 million for the next three seasons. As if for now, he gets a hefty paycheck of $35 million a year from 2019 for the next three years.

Max Scherzer MLB stats (Picture: MLB)

The player is also set to receive $250,000 for winning a Cy Young, MVP or World Series MVP award as a part of his contract.

Max & His Wife Are Into Philanthropical Work

Max loves philanthropical work, which he does with his wife, Erica May. The pair initially met at the University of Missouri, where both were pitchers. After dating for almost eight years, they went to exchange wedding vows in November 2013.

Max Scherzer with wife Erica at State Farm Stadium on 12 January 2016 (Picture: Max’s Instagram)

Four years post their matrimony; they welcomed a daughter named Brooklyn May-Scherzer in November 2017. Max and his wife work for a social cause with the Detroit Tigers Foundation on a program called Scherzer’s Superstars.

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Some Interesting Facts About Max Scherzer

  • Max was about to be selected at the 2003 MLB draft, but he chose to play for the University of Missouri in Columbia.
  • Max is the 2005 recipient of the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year Award.
  • In 2012, he got the fortune to be one of six new inductees to the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.
  • His wife could not play baseball after having a severe heart condition.

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